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Cherokee Rivercane Baskets

In this article Fariello explores traditional Cherokee basketry--the skills of the basket maker, the materials, dyeing that must be done before weaving can begin, and weaving. Depending on the material and purpose of the basket, the Cherokee use three types of weaving in the baskets--twilling (rivercane), checker work (white oak), and wicker work (honeysuckle). There are two types of rivercane baskets--single weave and double weave.
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